Friday, August 17, 2007

We Have Poop!!!

Yay, Braeden went poop in the toilet for the first time tonight, he was so darn proud! :) He had just gone not five min before dinner, and then said he had to go potty again. I figured he wanted a couple jelly beans instead of the lovely chicken noodle soup dinner I had slaved over - yea right - and asked him to wait. He waited a little while, then said he had to go again. I was busy with the two little ones, so I told him to go ahead and go in and get the pants down and go himself. He did and a little while later I hear, "Mommy - I went poop!!!" He was thrilled. Olivia and I ran in there and did the dance of joy, there were hugs all around. It was too cute! He flushed it away and we talked about going to Target tomorrow to pick out the little giraffe he said he wanted when he finally did the deed. He was so proud! Let's hope it continues through to tomorrow. :)

Also tonight, I spoke with Girlie's cw. She's been gone for a while now, and has yet to visit her in my home since she was placed here! She needed info for the day care app that I supposedly hadn't put on, though I'm sure I did. Anyway, she said that the investigation was almost complete and that they were pretty positive she would not be returning. She said that "they" - the agency - would be meeting next week to discuss the options for Girlie. I called back a few min later and asked if I was going to be an option??? She said, would you like to be? Duh - of course! She said that they had asked mom about other relatives, but that it didn't sound likely. I guess mom has 4 other children, who are older, who have been removed and were not returned. I said that definately if there are no relatives, I am interested in keeping her. Day by day she is just blossoming with us. I would also really hate to see her have to transition yet again. She also went on to say, "I shouldn't tell you this, but I will..." Why do cw keep saying that. It's nice in a way to get this "inside" info, but at the same time, it is their job on the line too. I won't share those details, but I was given some details of Girlie's childhood that just were so sad. It always amazes me what some of these kids go through in such a short time. Wow. So, it looks like I should know more next week.

Here is my latest funny kid conversation:

I love listening to some of the conversations Braeden and Olivia have in the far back seat of the minivan while I drive. Olivia and I have talked a little about dying and what happens. We talked about your soul going to heaven and your body staying here. Here is the interpretation from my two religious scholars when they discussed this amongst themselves...

Olivia - "When you're dead, your skin doesn't go up to God."

Braeden - (deadly serious) "No, only your feet."



Julie said...

Yea Braeden! Such a big boy! I love it! his feet go to heaven- you just have to wonder where they get this stuff!! Great news about girlie- and sad about her history- so glad she is safe now!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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